Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paradise Blue

Dress: Collective Concepts via Dakota J's (almost identical for under $27 here) // Sandals (on sale!) //  Sunnies // Earrings

As you can see, Punta Cana was basically paradise. The sun is so strong down there that it gives everything sort of a brighter glow than we ever see here, even when it's overcast. Even though I grew up around palm trees, seeing them growing naturally on the beach is somehow fascinating to me. Both the palms and bright tropical flowers are everywhere like weeds. 

The condo we were staying in had a view of the beach from the back patio and a view of the marina from all the bedrooms in the front. Looking at all the boats was particularly entertaining for me because I have a running joke with my dad that someday I'll buy him a yacht. I kept taking pictures on my phone to send to him. 

I kept my hair braided to the side like this almost the entire trip. It's just so hot in the summer in the Dominican that you have to put your hair up somehow, and I pretty much only wore tank dresses like this one or my bathing suit.  It is truly scorching during the daytime, and that's coming from a southerner. 

I loved the print of this dress when I saw it on the rack in my favorite store, but then when I saw the tassels in the back it was a done deal. I don't usually commit to specific trends so zealously, but I'm really on board with all the tassel details this summer. 

I've linked several other whimsical blue sundresses below. This would also be a great look for the Fourth of July if you're not planning on going so literal with the red, white, and blue. 

The Pricey Pauper 

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